Upbeat, not uptight

Tomorrow is Patsy Kensit’s birthday — she’ll be 44 — and it occurred to me that I hadn’t seen her since Grace of My Heart, fifteen years ago, in which she played a songwriter trying to establish herself in the Brill Building pop-music factory of the early 1960s.

She dropped out of American sight shortly afterwards, but she’s been a regular on British television, and the following photo comes from the BBC series Strictly Come Dancing, season eight (2010), in which she was paired with dancer Robin Windsor:

Patsy Kensit on SCD

The Daily Mail places this shot in the first week of November, for which Kensit and Windsor did the cha-cha to Kylie Minogue’s “All the Lovers.” I’m trying not to imagine what they looked like the week before, doing the Monster Mash; they would survive for two more weeks, and at the time Kensit estimated she’d lost close to two stone — 28 lb — since she began training for the show.

The title here comes from Grace of My Heart: it’s what Kensit’s character wants from the girl group for whom she has written a song.





1 comment

  1. Jeffro »

    3 March 2012 · 10:06 pm

    Wow. Hadn’t seen much of her in years. Saw a fair amount in Lethal Weapon II!

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